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Scientists Find Mystery Purple Blob At Bottom Of Ocean

This is the mysterious purple blob that scientists manning the unmanned sea rover <i>Nautilus</i> discovered while exploring the ocean floor off the coast of …

'Pokémon Go' on Microsoft HoloLens looks freakin' incredible

If you've played <i>Pokémon Go</i> at all (and at this point, who hasn't?), you know that one of its most compelling features is its use of augmented reality …

Build A $25K Home In Five Days With The Github For Eco-Housing

The Open Building Institute wants to make building ecological housing easier, faster, and cheaper.<p>In 2013, Marcin Jakubowski and Catarina Mota, newly married, decided to build their own house where they were living in rural Missouri. What started out as a 144-square-foot micro house grew to include …

Open Source Movement

Bernie Sanders just won a string of concessions from the Democratic Party

Bernie Sanders has refused to endorse Hillary Clinton — though he’s already said he’d vote for her — unless the Democratic Party does more to reflect his positions on a range of policy issues.<p>It’s looking like that hard-line negotiating tactic is being rewarded.<p>On Friday afternoon, a draft of the …

Middle-class

Deadpool & Spider-Man Slam Batman v Superman in New Marvel Comic

This is a pretty bold move on Marvel's part. And they certainly know how to kick their competition when it's down. There is no denying the …

Comic Books

Iraq Destroys 200 Vehicles in Airstrike on Alleged ISIS Convoy

Airstrikes destroyed around 200 vehicles believed to be carrying ISIS fighters fleeing one of their former strongholds, a senior Iraqi official told NBC News on Thursday.<p>The attack targeting a convoy killed an unknown number of people.<p>Brig. Yahya Rasool, a spokesman for Iraq's Joint Operation …

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One of the less remarked-upon aspects the referendum campaign was the constant suffixing of points with “according to a video on Facebook” or “a post on Facebook says”. In fact, over the last two weeks, I started to mentally append “on Facebook” to every rather shallow argument or talking point …

A chemist reveals why rum tastes so good

Compound Interest<p>For the latest in the alcohol chemistry series, we're looking at a pirate's favourite spirit: rum. It's actually hard to describe …

New Tech Installed on The ISS Set To Form Solar System-Wide 'Internet'

System Upgrade<p>As more investment and innovation is given to space exploration, the ISS is becoming a very busy place. And with Moon colonies and …

Associated Press News

Scientists grew a bunch of vegetables in 'Martian' soil — and they're about to taste them

As you set up camp on the Red Planet, boldly stepping where no earthling has stepped before, you find yourself asking that age old question: What's for dinner?<p>Lots of veggies, it turns out. At least, that's the plan.<p>On Thursday, researchers from Wageningen University in the Netherlands announced …

Genes, germs and bacon: A look inside my own DNA

There are times in your life when bad news smashes into your gut like a sledgehammer into the solar plexus. "You've got those double dots next to your CYP1A2*F, which means that we class you as a fast metabolizer." But the man on the other end of the phone was not complimenting me. Rather, he was …

We just got better at detecting this quantum phenomenon that Einstein thought was too ‘spooky’ to be real

That's because entanglement, a voodoo-like phenomenon in quantum physics linking particles that once interacted, seems to surpass the speed of light, violating the cosmic speed limit.<p>Because of this, it doesn't fit in with Einstein's theory of relativity, so he concluded that it was too ludicrous …

SRI International spins off robotics project as Superflex, aiming at human augmentation

Nonprofit research organization SRI International is spinning off part of its robotics division into a new company called Superflex. It won’t be focusing not on industrial robots or the like, but rather robotic augmentations for people — mainly to help the disabled take on everyday tasks, not $6 …

Build a Raspberry Pi-Powered Linux Laptop That Fits in Your Pocket

I made this little Nintendo DS sized computer using a Raspberry Pi and a bunch of off-the-shelf parts. It is a fully functional linux computer that can do most things a full system can (games, web stuff, videos, music etc).<p>You can also output the video to an external monitor, transforming it into a …

Solar plane slowly soaring from Hawaii to California

KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) — A solar plane on an around-the-world journey has reached the point of no return over the Pacific Ocean after departing Hawaii, …

Genes influence the age at which you lose your virginity, study shows

Researchers discover extent to which DNA determines age of first sex; genetic link also found between risk-taking behaviour and early loss of virginity<p>The subtle impact of genetics on the age at which people lose their virginity has been teased apart by scientists and shown to have an effect on how …

Cambridge University

Tesla and SpaceX aren't the only things Elon Musk has invested in

1/<p>1. Musk's first company was Zip2 Corporation — the web's first Yellow Pages — in 1995.<p>Musk was 24 when he dropped out of graduate school for …

Cruz Blasts Trump for Insulting His Wife: “Leave Heidi the Hell Alone”

The Texas senator blew up after Trump posted an unflattering image of Heidi Cruz next to Trump’s own wife, Melania.<p>__Ted Cruz __ exploded at <b>Donald Trump</b> on Thursday, condemning his Republican rival’s history of sexism and calling the New York billionaire a “sniveling coward” for his series of ugly …

Wot I Think – Fallout 4: Automatron

<i>It’s the first Fallout 4 [official site] DLC, in which you get to build your own robot army and turn another Wastelander’s into just so much scrap</i> …

When AI rules the world: what SF novels tell us about our future overlords

Science fiction has offered many visions of a computer-controlled future, and the future doesn’t look good for humanity<p>It’s only March and already we’ve seen a computer beat a Go grandmaster and a self-driving car crash into a bus. The world is waking up to the ways in which a combination of “deep …

Artificial Intelligence

Trump presidency rated among top 10 global risks: EIU

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1233000/1233014_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524705537_94225a177c7c779b4e4eaecb096687c2<p><b>Donald Trump winning the US presidency is considered one of the top 10 risks facing the world, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit.</b><p>The …

Go champion Lee Se-dol strikes back to beat Google's DeepMind AI for first time

Intuition beats ingenuity at last<p>AlphaGo wrapped up victory for Google in the DeepMind Challenge Match by winning its third straight game against Go champion Lee Se-dol yesterday, but the 33-year-old South Korean has got at least some level of revenge — he's just defeated AlphaGo, the AI program …

Argonne Scientist Urges Next Generation Solar: 'We Have No Choice'

Only next-generation solar technology can offset humanity’s use of fossil fuels, meet our energy needs, and do so with the urgency dictated by climate change, an Argonne National Laboratory scientist said in Chicago last night.<p>Argonne materials scientist Seth Darling told about 50 people that next …

Clean Energy

US election 2016: Clinton and Sanders spar in Florida debate

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1231000/1231513_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524673644_5a0c5b313fe845f4410cd32084ef0f72<p><b>Democratic Party presidential hopefuls Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have sparred over immigration and other issues during a debate in …

Imagine Obama's national security policies in Trump's hands | Trevor Timm

It’s bad enough that Obama entrenched the illiberal powers of George W Bush. Think what would happen if a man who has praised torture gets hold of them<p>As Donald Trump gets closer to locking up the Republican nomination and therefore one step closer to the presidency, it’s worth looking back at one …

Donald Trump